We’re all looking forward to the long sunny days stretching ahead. At Norwich Sunblinds, we think we’re really lucky to have the Norfolk Coast just a hop, skip and a jump away. With that in mind, we thought we’d explore nautical inspired fabrics to give you a taste of coastal living.

So, whether you’re within easy reach of the sea or not, dip into our selection of fabrics and enjoy. You might even feel like a ‘sea change’ when it comes to your blinds and curtains.

Seascape Riviera Cameo fabric by iLiv

Seascape Riviera Cameo fabric by iLiv

Coastal Living from Norwich Sunblinds

1. Seasonal stripes

It can’t have escaped your notice that stripes are everywhere this season. However, this design staple never dates, and immediately conjures up thoughts of coastal living. Think Bretton shirts, deck chairs and windbreakers, all with their trademark striped fabric.
Stripes are a great option for your blinds and curtains and work well in every room, whether you are looking for blinds for the kitchen or bedroom curtains they are super stylish. At Norwich Sunblinds, we stock a wide range of fabric designs, why not visit our showrooms to experience them for yourself.

Channel coastal living with stripes

Bloomsbury fabric by Clarke & Clarke

Blue stripes create a calm feel
Bloomsbury fabric by Clarke & Clarke

Highgrove fabric in Midnight Cameo by iLiv

Highgrove fabric in Midnight Cameo by iLiv

Herringbone fabric by Louvolite in Moss Gree

Go for green!
Herringbone fabric by Louvolite in Moss Green

2. Head for the beach

There are few things nicer than heading for the beach on a sunny day. In Norfolk, we are blessed with gorgeous beaches including Brancaster Beach with its stretch of golden sands and Holkham with its sandy beach backed by pinewoods.

Choose fabrics inspired by the sand for your bedroom curtains or living room blinds. Your curtains and blinds will be made in Norfolk by expert craftspeople at Norwich Sunblinds. It all starts with a home appointment when we can advise on the best options for your home.

Be inspired by sandy beaches

Hampton Boat House fabric by Louvolite

Hampton Boat House fabric by Louvolite

 

Hampton Beach Cove fabric by Louvolite

Hampton Beach Cove fabric by Louvolite

Hummingbird fabric in tangerine by iLiv

Stripes in sandy shades and terracotta
Hummingbird fabric in tangerine by iLiv

3. Beach hut chic

Coastal living and the beach hut go hand in hand. You can find them dotted across the Norfolk Coast in Cromer, Overstrand and Sheringham to name but a few places. Wells-next-the-sea is famed for its stretch of colourful beach huts.

Did you know that Norwich Sunblinds also make soft furnishings. Why not choose cushions that coordinate with your blinds and curtains or get some made for your beach hut? Contact us to find out how we can help.

Ask us about our soft furnishings service

Nordica fabric by Clarke & Clarke – ideal for beach huts!

Nordica fabric by Clarke & Clarke – ideal for beach huts!

4. Boats on the broads and Norfolk beaches

A lazy day at sea or watching the boats bob about in the harbour makes for total relaxation. Why not replicate this feeling in your home? A maritime inspired fabric for your kitchen blinds or bathroom curtains could be just the thing.

As an independent family company, we can bring you a wide range of fabrics from today’s leading suppliers. Visit our showrooms in Attleborough and Norwich Lanes to sample the designs for yourself.

Countryside fabric by Clarke & Clarke

Boats are just the thing for your bathroom blinds
Countryside fabric by Clarke & Clarke

Seascape Riviera fabric by iLiv

Dream of the opens seas with nautical inspired bedroom curtains
Seascape Riviera fabric by iLiv

5. The colour of the sea

The sound of the waves lapping on the seashore is really soothing. From azure blue to turquoise, nothing says ‘sea’ and ‘coast’ like the colour blue. Why not feature this cool colour in your home décor to replicate that relaxing beach day feeling?

Here at Norwich Sunblinds, we have a huge variety of blues from the brightest cobalt to more muted seafoam shades. You can view samples of our fabrics during a home appointment or in our showrooms. Our team can help you find your perfect blue.

Hessian seafoam wavy fabric by iLiv

Hear the waves!
Hessian seafoam wavy fabric by iLiv

Pleated blinds by RA Irwin

Find your perfect blue with Norwich Sunblinds
Pleated blinds by RA Irwin

6. Simply seafood

No trip to the seaside is complete without seafood – whether mussels or fish and chips are your thing.

At Norwich Sunblinds, we’ve got fabrics for foodies, from lemons to the catch of the day. Visit our showrooms to discover our wide range of designs. We really do have something for everyone – from florals to graphic prints and everything in-between.

Seafood Studio fabric by Clarke & Clarke

Fabric for foodies
Seafood Studio fabric by Clarke & Clarke

We’d love to help create a nautical look for your home. Visit our showrooms or book a home appointment and we’ll take it from there.